Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
João de Carvalho Pina was born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1980 and started working as a photographer at the age of 18. Having spent most of the last decade working in Latin America. Stories have led him to countries like Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Cuba and Paraguay.
In 2007 he published his first book “Por teu livre pensamento” featuring the stories of 25 former portuguese political prisoners, with his colleague and friend Rui Daniel Galiza who wrote the texts. The work from his first book, inspired an Amnesty International advertising campaign, that got him a Lion d’Or award on the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in 2011, among other awards he has been granted the Estação Imagem grant in 2010 and a finalist for the Henri Nannen award, Care award and the Alexandra Boulat Grant.
His work has been published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Time Magazine, Newsweek, Stern, GEO, El Pais, EPs, La Vanguardia Magazine, D Magazine, Io Donna, Days Japan, Expresso and Visão among others.
He has exhibited his work in New York (I.C.P. Point of View Gallery and Howard Greenberg Gallery), London (Ian Parry Award), Tokyo (Canon gallery), Lisbon (KGaleria and Casa Fernando Pessoa) and Oporto (Centro Português de Fotografia) and in Perpignan (Visa pour L’Image).
He is currently working on his longest personal project “Shadow of the Condor” documenting the remnants of a military operation named Operation Condor aimed at destroying the political opposition to the military dictatorships in South America during the 1970s.
He graduated from the Photojournalism and Documentary Photography program of the International Center of Photography in New York (2004/2005).
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